Just had to get a new receiver, Damn the bad luck. I stayed with the Kenwood Brand. Hey, It’s what I know. The Kenwood 1080VR developed a nasty problem a couple of days ago. Every time I turned of the DVD player that was attached via digital coax, there was an enormous and extremely loud thump. I believe a capacitor on the digital side must have gone bad. I decided to replace the receiver, because I was afraid I might blow the speakers or the sub (yes, it was that loud). I just set up the VR-509, and what a giant pain in the ass it was. If I hadn’t set up a 507 unit at work a couple of weeks ago, this might have gone back to the store. Setting up the receiver was a piece-of-cake, it’s the remote that just about drove me nuts. Unlike the 507 unit, the 509 has a LCD remote. I have the Sony CD and the Hitachi DVD programmed in so far, I’ll tackle the TV and Projector next. So far, I am satisfied with the audio performance of this unit, it seems to have plenty of power and clean audio production. More critical listening tonight. Oh yeah, I got the unit for $259.00 at Circuit City – Open Box, not surprising given the complexity of the remote. Am I the only person to have struggled with this unit?